Denied Disability? Maybe Not If You Have Help

For years lawyers have repeated the old axiom: “he who represents himself has a fool for a client.” There’s now statistical proof to support that adage, at least in the Social Security Disability context. A recent Government Accountability Office study showed that “claimants who had representatives, such as an attorney or family member, were allowed benefits at a rate nearly …

Common Sense Changes in Social Security

Although many of us receive our primary medical care from a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, the Social Security Administration (SSA) would not accept their opinions when reviewing their patients’ SSDI or SSI claims. So even though the PA or CRNP probably saw the patient more often than the doctor, a patient who filed for disability would have to seek …